Enhance your health in the Cloud Campus
For Cloud Campus students who are balancing study, work responsibilities and other life commitments, it can be a challenge to find time to also work on your health and wellbeing. Making sure you’re looking after yourself is an important part of your studies, so we’ve put together some health and wellbeing strategies for you to explore.
Meditation is a great way to clear your head. A lot of people think of meditation as a lengthy process that needs to happen in a specific kind of space to be worthwhile. You might be surprised at the benefits you’ll see from a short 15-minute meditation session.
You can also practice meditation pretty much anywhere. Just sit on the couch or at your desk, close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. You can pop on a pair of headphones and listen to a guided meditation, or download an app like Smiling Mind and try out some other techniques.
If you’re short on time there are plenty of ways you can work some health and wellbeing practices into your study breaks. You can use your break to do some desk stretches to keep your exercise levels up. Take a 15-minute break and go for a walk around the block. Get away from your desk and have a relaxing cup of tea and little bit of chocolate as a reward. Whatever you find relaxing, make sure you take the time to do something for yourself.
Research has shown that what we eat can have an impact on our mental health and cognitive behaviour, so it’s important to make sure we’re eating well. There are seven major nutrients we should be eating for improved mental health and they are present in many different and delicious foods.
We’ve also collected some brain food recipes published in Deakin’s this. blog that you can try out for yourself:
- Mexican rainbow salad in a jar
- Salmon and avocado rice paper rolls
- Choc-orange energy balls
- Blueberry breakfast cups
Health and wellbeing
Learn more about keeping fit and healthy while studying at Deakin’s health and wellbeing webpage. You can find more information about exercising, eating healthy, mental health and a host of other health-related content.